Weekend Watch - May 20

Published 19 May 2016 (AEDT)

Naomi Flood poses during an Australian Womens K4 Team Portrait Session on June 25, 2015 in Gold Coast, Australia. © 2015 Getty Images

Olá amigos,

Os Jogos Olímpicos Rio 2016 estão ficando cada vez mais perto como uma série de atletas olhar para adicionar seus nomes ao 138 já na equipe olímpica australiana neste fim de semana (The Rio 2016 Olympic Games are getting closer and closer as a host of athletes look to add their names to the 138 already on the Australian Olympic Team this weekend).

Our rowers are looking to qualify in Lucerne, our final canoe/kayak athlete will be decided in Germany and our athletics stars are in Morrocco for the Diamond League.

Sport: Rowing
Event: Final Olympic Qualification Regatta (Lucerne, SUI)
Start Time: Sunday - Wednesday (Race of death - 2am Wednesday morn)
AUS athletes competing: Men’s Eight, Women’s Eight, Lightweight Women’s Double Sculls,Men’s Single Sculls

Sport: Canoe/Kayak - Sprint
Event: ICF World Cup (Duisburg, Germany), Selection event for WK1
Start Time: Friday - Sunday
AUS athletes competing: Jo Brigden-Jones, Naomi Flood, Alyssa Bull, Alyce Burnett, Daniel Bowker, Ken Wallace, Lach Tame, Jacob Clear, Jordan Wood, Riley Fitzsimmons
http://rio2016.olympics.com.au/news/australia-s-final-olympic-sprint-canoe-spot-goes-on-the-line

Sport: Boxing
Event: World Championships (Almaty, Kazakhstan)
Start Time: Friday night - Caitlyn Parker v Violleta Knyazeva, Saturday night - Kristy Harris vs Elena Saveleva

Sport: Athletics
Event: IAAF Diamond League (Round 3) (Rabat, Morocco)
Start Time: Sunday night AEST
AUS athletes competing: 1500m: Ryan Gregson (Vic), 3000m: Sam McEntee (WA), Ben St Lawrence (NSW), 3000m Steeplechase: Genevieve LaCaze (Vic), Long Jump: Fabrice Lapierre (NSW), Javelin: Kathryn Mitchell (Vic)

Sport: Beach Volleyball
Event: Cincinnati Open (USA)
Start Time: Friday - Sunday
AUS athletes competing: Durant/Soderberg, Kapa/McHugh

Sport: Equestrian - Eventing
Event: Saumur CCI3*
Start Time: Friday - Sunday
AUS athletes competing: Chris Burton, Tim Boland

Sport: Cycling - MTB
Event: Albstadt World Cup (Albstadt, Germany)
Start Time: Saturday night AEST
AUS athletes competing: Daniel McConnell, Cameron Ivory, Rebecca Henderson, Peta Mullens, Karen Hill

Sport: Rugby Sevens
Event: London Sevens (London, UK)
Start Time: Saturday - vs Wales 8.42pm, Sunday - vs England 12.10am, vs Fiji 2.54am, Finals late Sunday and early Monday morning 
AUS athletes competing: Nick Cummins, Allan Fa'alava'au, Sam Figg, Pama Fou, Josh Holmes, Henry Hutchison, Tom Kingston, Jesse Parahi, John Porch, Pat McCutcheon, Stephan van der Walt, Frank Winterstein
http://rio.admin.olympics.com.au/news/fou-returns-as-aussie-sevens-make-six-changes-for-london

Sport: Cycling - Road
Event: Giro d'Italia (Italy)
Start Time: Friday May 6 - Sunday May 29
AUS athletes competing: Simon Clarke, Nathan Hass, Heinrich Haussler, David Tanner, Leigh Howard, Rory Sutherland, Adam Hansen, Caleb Ewan, Michael Hepburn, Damien Howson, Jack Bobridge

Sport: Golf
Event: PGA Tour - The Byron Nelson (Texas, USA)
Start Time: Thursday - Monday
AUS athletes competing: Aaron Baddeley, Robert Allenby, Steven Bowditch, Cameron Percy, John Senden, Matt Jones, Rhein Gibson

Sport: Golf
Event: LPGA Tour - Kingsmill Championship (Virginia, USA)
Start Time: Thursday - Monday
AUS athletes competing: Minjee Lee, Su Oh, Sarah Kemp, Karrie Webb, Sarah Smith

Sport: Water polo
Event: Men's and women's test series vs USA
Start Time: Sunday
AUS athletes competing: James Stanton-French, Richie Campbell, Johnno Cotterill, Aidan Roach, Mitchell Emery, Rhys Howden, Rowie Webster, Nicola Zagame, Bronwen Knox, Holly Lincoln-Smith, Gemma Beadsworth
http://rio2016.olympics.com.au/news/aussies-take-on-the-usa-in-a-water-polo-double-header

Sport: Hockey - men's
Event: Great Britain test series (WA, Australia)
Start Time: Saturday & Sunday 4.30pm AEST
AUS athletes competing: Chris Ciriello, Jamie Dwyer, Mark Knowles, Matthew Gohdes, Matthew Swann, Simon Ochard

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